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Today's must-read story: Annulment reform seems to cultivate change of culture. Following Pope Francis' 2015 reform of church law on nullity procedures, dioceses are reporting growth in annulment case filings.

London attacks: An editorial -- History shows terrorism is destined to fail

ISIS thugs in the Philippines film sacrilegious rampage as they smash statues, tear up pictures of the pope then torch a Catholic church in Marawi.

Hagatna, Guam -- The Vatican has all the evidence it needs to defrock Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron, according to Catholics who continued their weekly picket of the Archdiocese of Agana on Sunday, nearly a year since Pope Francis suspended Apuron over multiple allegations of rape and sex abuse of minors.

Top Stories from Global Sisters Report:

Indonesian bishops issue pastoral letter on corruption. The church must also set a good example by fighting corruption within its hierarchy and every diocese or parish should prioritize transparency in financial management.

Zimbabwe's Catholic Bishops on the Elections of 2018: "Elections, Peace and Development." "Reject all forms of violence and coercion: Violence and coercion only serve to discredit our elections."

Parramatta, Australia -- Bishop Vincent Long will launch Race Mathew’s new book, Of Labour and Liberty June 16. The book questions whether political democracy can survive indefinitely in the absence of economic democracy.

A lighter topic: Franklinton’s Jubilee Museum Breathes New Life Into Catholic Artifacts "He found the altar at a bar in St. Louis."

Hey, did you hear me (and publisher Caitlin Hendel) on the NCR podcast? Listen now (or download it wherever you get your podcasts): NCR in Conversation This week's episode takes you behind the scenes into our newsroom, to answer the question: How do we decide what's news?

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